Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tillamook, OR

We pulled into Tillamook & stopped at the Cheese Factory. 

Went inside & took the tour.  All the big blocks of cheese look so yellow....the windows are tinted. Tasted the various cheeses & made some purchases of cheese & ice cream.

We took the car out of the trailer & went down the coast to check on the Thousand Trails campground where we had reservations. It wasn't to our liking so cancelled them and headed back toward Tillamook. We stopped at the Elk's Park campground south of town. Back at the cheese factory we had lunch. ICE CREAM. What else. 

Then headed to the campground. 

The next morning we headed out to drive the Three Capes Loops. 
 It was a tad foggy but we hoped it would burn off.

Along the way we geocached & Bob found this little treasure. 

The fog still wasn't clearing out so back in Tillamook we toured the Air Museum. Only one of the two huge blimp hangers still exists & it is huge.

Late afternoon it was clearing off so once again we attempted to see Cape Meares
 & the lighthouse. 
There is also the Octopus Tree.  It is over 300 years and they don't know if it took shape naturally or if the Indians trained it when it was little.

The next morning we hiked to Munson Creek State Park where the highest waterfall in the Coast Range is located. 

Then we headed inland. We want some warmer weather with less fog. Besides we had already done the southern coast. We arrived in Salem, OR. Found a full hookup site at the Elk's Lodge and turned on the air conditioners as it was over 90. After a great BBQ rib dinner in the lodge we came home, opened the windows and enjoying the WARM breeze.

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